Quote of the Month
Fact of the Month
- Officials Outline Challenges From Ongoing Drought ... Kate Campbell; 04/16
- Regulate Land, Water, and Crops ... Eric Caine; 04/16
- Non-Traditional Agriculture Can Extend Water Use in West ... Lee Allen; 04/15
- Is It Fair to Blame Almond Farmers for California's Drought? ... Amy Westervelt; 04/14
- Farmers to City Dwellers: We're All in the Drought Together ... Cathleen Decker; 04/14
- The Buzz Around Indoor Farms and Artificial Lighting Makes No Sense ... Michael Hamm; 04/13
- Daily Life Takes HOW Much Water? ... Brian Clark Howard; 04/13
- Fresno City Council Says No to Grant for Farmland Planning ... George Hostetter; 04/10
- Oil Company Drops Lawsuit Attempting to Overturn San Benito County Ban ... Paul Rogers; 04/08
- Organic Dairies Report Surge in Demand ... Ching Lee; 04/07
- The Observer View on Water as a Global Political Issue ... Observer editorial staff; 04/07
- California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth ... Adam Nagourney, Jack Healy, Nelson D. Schwartz, Emma G. Fitzsimmons and Ronnie Cohen; 04/06
- Planning Commission Approves Development of New Schools, Residential Community ... Elizabeth Arakelian; 04/04
- 25 Drought Photos Guaranteed to Make You Conserve ... Michelle Schultz; 04/04
- Overpopulation, Overconsumption - In Pictures ... Global Development Professionals Network report; 04/03
- The Environment, Agriculture and Urban Consumers Drink Up California's Water ... Robert Rodriguez; 04/03
- Brown Sees Smallest Snowpack in History, Orders First-Ever Mandatory Cutbacks ... Mark Grossi; 04/02
- Oregon Drought Fuels Unease About State's Long-Term Water Security ... Kelly House; 04/01
- TID Directors Split on 18-inch Irrigation Cap ... Alysson Aredas; 04/01
- We're Treating Soil Like Dirt. It's A Fatal Mistake, As Our Lives Depend On It ... George Monbiot; 03/31
- California Agriculture Industry Could Lose $1 Billion in Two Years Because of Drought ... Guy Kovner; 03/30
- Department of Interior Celebrates Women's History Month: An Interview with 93-Year-Old National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin ... Department of the Interior report; 03/30
- "Diversify," Says Water Attorney ... Eric Caine; 03/28
- Turlock's Growing Food Processing Niche ... Kristina Hacker; 03/28
- When Water and Politics Don't Mix ... Bruce Frohman; 03/27
- Water Details Become Vital as Drought Worsens ... Sacramento Bee editorial board; 03/26
- California Farm Bureau Federation Commentary Says Affordable Water Matters to Farms, Environment ... Chris Scheuring; 03/26
- Let's Change Our Water Story ... Sandra Postel; 03/24
- Understanding the USDA Food Guides
- Twenty Interesting Facts About Water ... City of Turlock Municipal Services Department
- Land Subsidence
- Rangeland Benefits: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
- The Importance of Watersheds ... The Nature Conservancy
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Valley Land Alliance detailed report on the downsizing of our valuable Merced County farmland acreage
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Qualitative Study of Water Supply and Demand in Merced County
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Web Sites Worth Visiting
Eric Caine's "The Valley Citizen" Web Site explores the nature, environment, history and politics of the Central Valley of California
Eric Caine is a brilliant and talented writer. He has written many columns for the Modesto Bee and is an English Instructor at Merced Junior College. His insightful and common sense approach to our Valley problems is a welcome breath of fresh air for readers who care about sustaining a quality of life for residents in Merced County and the Central Valley of California.
Between Friends/Entre Amigos is dedicated to providing the families of Merced County with information pertinent to everyday life. Their goal is to promote ideas, family values and pride in the family through information while supporting the business community and local organizations.
California FarmLink works to ensure the future of family farming in California. The future of agricultural production and the viability of productive, diversified, and sustainable farms is far too important to be left to a random process of "marry or inherit". California FarmLink provides a range of services to facilitate a transition from one farmer or landowner to the next generation of farmers.
Connecting our community to local small organic and natural farms and ranches in the Central Valley of California, providing information on local farm news, events, healthy lifestyles, the benefits of organics and the farmers who feed us!
Modesto Bee writer, John Holland, tracks farming news and stories in his informative blog.
One out of every six acres developed in California since the Gold Rush was paved over between 1990 and 2004, concludes a new AFT report, Paving Paradise: A New Perspective on California Farmland Conversion. In all, more than a half million acres were urbanized during this period, almost two-thirds of it agricultural land. Among AFT's other findings: More than 60% of the land developed in the San Joaquin Valley, which accounts for half of California's agricultural production, was farmland of the very best quality. The attached report includes both a database and text that explains and analyzes the data.
18 Different Fact Sheets (1 to 4 pages each) written in layperson terms to help us all better understand aspects of community land use planning.
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
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